Blaser Lab | James Cancer Center
Ohio State University
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Bradley Blaser, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Principal

Brad is a physician-scientist focused on using hematopoietic stem cell transplantation to treat patients with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.  The lab's research aims to understand how hematopoietic stem cells, which form all of the blood cells in the body, interact with their surrounding environment during the process of transplantation and recovery from chemotherapy.  They're also interested in how stress on the blood system initiates blood cancers and causes them to become more aggressive. The zebrafish is a powerful model system to study how these processes occur. The Blaser Lab use genetic techniques, advanced microscopy and lineage tracing in this model to study blood stem cells and their microenvironment.


 
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Jami Shaffer 

Research assistant

Jami received her bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Cedarville University. During her time there, she engaged in microbiological research through biofilm formation and activity. Her time in the lab fueled her desire to use scientific techniques to make a difference in the medical community.

 
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We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who thrive in a fast-paced challenging start-up research environment, and can interact well with others as part of a cohesive team. If you have a desire to make a significant impact in healthcare, and have the fortitude to work hard, you will succeed within this team.